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Afternoon Tea in Bath or London

I know that Afternoon Tea is expensive. I see prices between 60 - 90 Pounds. That works out to $78 - $117 USD.
Do you know if a poor mans afternoon tea is offered in Bath or London? Cost 30 or so Pounds?

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There is absolutely no need to pay that kind of money for an afternoon tea and you should certainly be able to find one for £30.
The links above will have lots of reasonably priced suggestions. It's also worth looking at websites like groupon and opentable who often have promotions on afternoon tea.
If you want an afternoon tea I wouldn't compromise with a cream tea. To explain the difference, afternoon tea is sandwiches, scones with cream and jam and a selection of cakes served with a hot drink . It's basically a meal. A cream tea is a hot drink served with a scone and cream. Whilst very nice as a pick me up it's not a meal.

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My daughter and I really enjoyed our afternoon tea at the historic and beautiful Pump Room in Bath, which I think was about 20-25£ per person. It served as our lunch that day and was plenty of food. You will likely need a reservation.

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Very pleased with our experience at the Pump Room in Bath. The room itself is just gorgeous and the price is in line with your budget.

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We had tea at the Pump Room in Bath too, and it was fine. No need to pay £60+ for a tea.

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Afternoon Tea at The Number 16 hotel in South Kensington is nicely done and won’t make a huge dent in your budget.

If you prefer to get out into the suburbs I discovered the Orange Pekoe tea room by chance this past December. Didn’t have afternoon tea but did have the best cream tea and scones. Perfect for a warm up after a morning mudlarking sojourn. It’s a 5-10 minute stroll from the Barnes Bridge Station.

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Thanks you for the links and comments. Looks like we can afford tea after all!!